The Cheks

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The Cheks were a power pop band active in 1980–1982 and based in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.[1] They are notable for having Paul Hester on drums.[1][2] The Cheks were formed with John Clifforth (guitar), Ken Campbell (guitar) and Steve White (bass guitar).[1][2] The lineup changed quickly with the departure of Steve White and the addition of Steve Carter. In 1982, Clifforth, Campbell and Hester moved to Sydney to form Deckchairs Overboard with Cathy McQuade (bass). Hester was later drummer for Split Enz and then Crowded House.[2] Other Cheks members went on to form Don't Panic and Ambivilent Hoojahs.[2] Cheks were moderately popular within the Melbourne and Sydney alternative music scenes.


  1. ^ a b c Spencer, Chris; Paul McHenry; Zbig Nowara (2007) [1989]. "CHEKS". The Who's Who of Australian Rock. Moonlight Publishing. ISBN 1-86503-891-1. Archived from the original on 29 February 2012. Retrieved 11 December 2009. Note: [on-line] version was expanded from the 2002 edition.
  2. ^ a b c d "Australian Rock Database". Magnus Holmgren. Retrieved 2007-08-27.